This 2019 Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet from Outpost is a great example of this northeastern mountain in Napa Valley. Always consistent and showing far more expensive than its price, the 2019 "has a medium to full-bodied, balanced, layered, and elegant style that just begs to be drunk. Giving up lots of blue fruits, bouquet garni, tobacco, and cedar, it will keep for 15-20 years if stored properly." Outpost was established in 1998 with the vision of producing wines that embodied the unique Howell Mountain AVA. Truly one of the world’s great Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel growing regions, the unique terroir of the Outpost vineyards – the hard, rocky red soil, high altitude, gentle cooling breezes and sunny western exposure – produces fruit of incredible intensity and richness. All of Outpost's offerings are 100% varietal bottlings and farmed and produced from their 28-acre estate vineyard. Thomas Rivers Brown has crafted the wines from the beginning.